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“Great night out in Newmarket” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doolan Brothers Newmarket

Doolan Brothers Newmarket
Ranked #1,367 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great night out in Newmarket”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is a large pub in the trendy Newmarket area of Auckland. Its just off the main shopping area on Broadway and I popped in here a couple of times over the Christmas season for lunch/dinner and drinks. There is a large menu selection and lots of tasty bar bites. It has large areas for eating, sofas for chilling out and some cosy nooks for a quieter chat. Myself and a group of friends spent New Year's Eve there and there was a fantastic live band playing. There was a great atmosphere and we happily made the decision to spend our entire night there. The food was great and there was great morale between the staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Irish bar serving American food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Very average pub grub. It has very nice ambiance with a large spacious dining area and outdoor area. So great place for beers but next time I'm definitely going to pass on eating here. The good news is that there are plenty of food options around. Strange that it advertises as an Irish bar but seems more like an American bar.

Visited December 2013
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Thank H H
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Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average everything”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

A few of us chose to meet here on a Thursday evening. This venue has plenty of seating and opens out onto the bottom of Khyber Pass Rd in Newmarket. I have frequented this pub numerous times over the years, but this was the first time under the Doolan Brothers name.
When we arrived around 5pm, the pub was near empty, but we found the bar service slow.
We ordered meals at about 6.30. One of my friends had ordered the roast of the day for $18 and a pint - when the roast arrived on the table it did look good. I enquired about the special deal for a roast and a pint and was told it was $20. My friend was annoyed that he had ordered the same items but not offered the special price! He then went and queried this with the bar staff who, give them credit, offered him a free drink.
We were told that this $20 meal deal was not going to be around for much longer.
The rest of the meals were, by all accounts, quite tasty, but we had to wait a long time for the food to arrive.
When we left (around 7.30pm) the place was getting busier but there was still plenty of seating left, and still no hustle from the waiting staff.
All in all, an average experience

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Meat feast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Hungry after a long day travelling we went to Dolan brothers. A 250 gram fillet steak and a 600 gram rump fitted the bill perfectly. Very tasty, tender meat well cooked. The only criticism is that it was served on a cold plate.

Visited November 2013
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Thank John R
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Auckland, New Zealand
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223 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“English Grub !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We dined in on what was a very cold night. There were a few fellow diners who also braved the cold too.

It was out first time there under the Doolan Brothers banner. We opted for the $20 special for a roast beer and a pint. The barman did offer a pint of soft drink for the non drinker instead. Our meals arrived after a short wait. We all commented that it was very good for the price charged. Sufficient portions of meat and vegetables. We were too full to attempt dessert.

For one of our diners it was the second consecutive night of having this special, he still enjoyed it.

The decor is a typical English themed style pub !

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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